Aslihan Demirtas is the principal of Aslihan Demirtas Design and Research Studio in New York. Her practice includes national and international projects that encompass ground-up buildings, landscape projects, exhibition design and collaborative art projects. She has published articles in journals and chapters in books by MIT Press, Bauhaus and Harvard Press. Aslihan Demirtas is currently teaching design studio at Parsons' School of Constructed Environments. She has taught at Fordham University and MIT and has lectured at GSD at Harvard University and Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Aslihan Demirtas holds a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Before establishing her own practice she has worked with I.M. Pei as the lead designer for the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar and a chapel in Kyoto, Japan.